Thursday, April 28, 2016

[DMANET] SIROCCO 2016 final call for papers - one week to deadline

23rd International Colloquium on Structural Information and
Communication Complexity
19-21 July 2016, Helsinki, Finland



- Submission deadline: 6 May 2016 (Friday), at 23:59, anywhere on earth

- Notification of acceptance: 9 June 2016 (Thursday)

- Conference: 19-21 July 2016 (Tuesday-Thursday)


SIROCCO is devoted to the study of the interplay between communication
and knowledge in multi-processor systems from both the qualitative and
quantitative viewpoints. Special emphasis is given to innovative
approaches and fundamental understanding, in addition to efforts to
optimize current designs.

SIROCCO has a tradition of interesting and productive scientific
meetings in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere, attracting leading
researchers in a variety of fields in which communication and knowledge
play a significant role.


Original papers are solicited from all areas of study of local
structural knowledge and global communication and computational
complexities. Among the typical areas are distributed computing,
communication networks, game theory, parallel computing, social
networks, mobile computing (including autonomous robots), peer to peer
systems, and communication complexity. Keeping with the tradition of
SIROCCO, new areas are always welcome.


Papers are to be submitted electronically through EasyChair at

Authors are invited to submit their work in one of the three acceptable
formats: novel research contributions, position papers, and surveys.
Original research papers must contain results that have not previously
appeared and have not been concurrently submitted to a journal or
conference with published proceedings. In all cases, any partial overlap
with any published or concurrently submitted paper must be clearly

All submissions must be in English, in PDF format. You can use either of
the following layouts for your submissions:

- Cover page + 10 pages + references, letter or A4 paper, single column,
at least 11-point font, at least 1-inch margins, reasonable line spacing.

- 12 pages + references, LIPIcs or LNCS style.

Additional details may be included in an appendix, to be read at the
programme committee's discretion.


The post-proceedings of SIROCCO 2016 will be published by Springer in
the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS) after the conference.

We will also prepare an informal pre-proceedings volume with
author-prepared versions of the papers. The pre-proceedings will be
freely available online on the conference web page before the conference.


Selected papers from SIROCCO 2016 will be invited to a special issue of
the Theoretical Computer Science journal.


The authors of the best paper will be awarded a prize of 1000 EUR (in
total, to be split among the authors), sponsored by Springer. The
program committee may choose to split the award among multiple papers.


- Leonid Barenboim, Open University of Israel, Israel
- Jeremie Chalopin, LIF, CNRS & Aix Marseille Universite, France
- Yuval Emek, Technion, Israel
- Paola Flocchini, University of Ottawa, Canada
- Pierre Fraigniaud, CNRS & Universite Paris Diderot, France
- Janne H. Korhonen, Reykjavik University, Iceland
- Evangelos Kranakis, Carleton University, Canada
- Christoph Lenzen, MPI for Informatics, Germany
- Friedhelm Meyer auf der Heide, Heinz Nixdorf Institute & University of
Paderborn, Germany
- Danupon Nanongkai, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
- Calvin Newport, Georgetown University, USA
- Gopal Pandurangan, University of Houston, USA
- Merav Parter, MIT, USA
- Peter Robinson, Queen's University Belfast, UK
- Thomas Sauerwald, University of Cambridge, UK
- Stefan Schmid, Aalborg University, Denmark
- Jukka Suomela, Aalto University, Finland, chair
- Przemyslaw Uznanski, ETH Zurich, Switzerland


- Keynote speaker: Yoram Moses

- Invited speakers: Keren Censor-Hillel, Adrian Kosowski, Danupon
Nanongkai, Thomas Sauerwald

- Award lecture: Masafumi (Mark) Yamashita, the recipient of the 2016
SIROCCO Prize for Innovation in distributed computing


Please refer to the conference web page at
for more information on SIROCCO 2016.
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